Bite falls to Blue Sox despite good performance by Bas Nooij

Going 0-3 after the first three games of the season, the Adelaide Bite are close to being swept by the Sydney Blue Sox.  A good performance by Dutchie Bas Nooij, could not prevent the Blue Sox beating the Bite 10-1 on Friday, and 4-3 and 5-4 in today's double header. Adelaide Bite @ Sydney Blue …

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ABL 2016/2017: A couple of surprises in round 9

In round nine of the 2016/2017 ABL the following series were scheduled: Adelaide Bite @ Melbourne Aces, Perth Heat @ Brisbane Bandits and Canberra Cavalry @ Sydney BlueSox. A couple of surprises changed the landscape in the standings.  Canberra Cavalry @ Sydney Blue Sox The Cavalry and the BlueSox did not play on Thursday but …

ABL 2016/2017: Van Mil earns two saves in a weekend

In round eight of the Australian Baseball League's 2016-2017 season, the following series were scheduled: Melbourne Aces @ Canberra Cavalry, Perth Heat @ Adelaide Bite and Sydney BlueSox @ Brisbane Bandits. The Melbourne Aces clinched a convincing 11-1 win over the Canberra Cavalry in game one as Mark Hamburger was flat out dominant in a complete …

ABL 2016/2017: round 7

In the seventh round of the Australian BaseballLeague, the Melbourne Aces and the Canberra Cavalry walked away from the rest of the league as both teams won three out of four games. The only black mark for Melbourne was the 19-4 loss vs Brisbane. The Melbourne Aces hosted the Brisbane Bandits. The Bandits salvaged the series by clubbing …

Australian Baseball League 2016-2017: Jeremy Guthrie hit hard

Today, Jeremy Guthrie debuted with the Melbourne Aces. Guthrie must have dreamt of a better debut as he was hit hard and lasted only four innings in which he gave up six runs to the Sydney BlueSox. With a lot of uproar, the Melbourne Aces announced that they had attracted Jeremy Guthrie for the second …

Australia Baseball League 2016: Melbourne sweeps Sydney to walk away in standings

In the fifth week of the Australian Baseball League season, the Melbourne Aces swept the Syndey BlueSox and took a four-game lead in the standings. Brisbane and Adelaide split the series and Canberra defeated Perth in three of the four games. In a very close game in Melbourne, the Aces clinched a walk off win over …

ABL 2016, week 4: Variable performances by Europeans

In the fourth week of the ABL season, the Melbourne Aces did a good job by winning three out of four as did the the Adelaide Bite vs the Perth Heat. The Sydney BlueSox split the series vs the Brisbane Bandits. Several European players saw action in week four. The Adelaide Bite won the opening game …

ABL 2016: Justin Erasmus clinches first win

In a solid outing for the Brisbane Bandits, Justin Erasmus got his first win of the season. For the Sydney BlueSox Erasmus was practically unhittable as the South African Australian allowed only three hits and struck out nine in six innings. This game was a pure pitching duel, but the Bandits were just a tad better …

Australian Baseball League: Week 3

In the third week of the ABL competition, the following series were scheduled: Perth Heat @ Sydney BlueSox, Adelaide Bite @ Canberra Cavalry and Melbourne Aces @ Brisbane Bandits.  The biggest winners in this round were the Melbourne Aces as they swept the Brisbane Bandits. The week started with only one game on Thursday. The …

Australian Baseball League: Week two

In the second week of the Australian Baseball League, the following series were played: Canberra Cavalry vs Sydney BlueSox, Perth Heat vs Brisbane Bandits and Adelaide Bite vs Melbourne Aces. The Canberra Cavalry rebounded from a lost series last week, while the Sydney BlueSox cooled off after a hot start. The Adelaide Bite bounced back …

L&D Amsterdam Pirates attract three new players for 2016

On their website, L&D Amsterdam announced that they have acquired three new players. Next to the three newbies, a couple of players left the club in a search for greener pastures. Of the new players that will reinforce the team, two are playing for the national team. Gilmer Lampe and Danny Rombley will reinforce the …

Rosters of the Dutch All Star Game presented

Yesterday the rosters of the Dutch All Star game were announced. There is a slight change regarding to previous years with the forming of the teams. In the previous years you had a North team and a South team. North mainly cointaining players form L&D Amsterdam Pirates, Corendon Kinheim, Vaessen Pioniers and HCAW. The South …

Dutch Hoofdklasse: Curacao Neptunus clinches win after sustained protest

Today the remainder of the game between Curacao Neptunus and L&D Amsterdam Pirates was played. The original game was played on June 30 in which L&D Amsterdam Pirates won 4-1. In that game Nick Urbanus of L&D Amstersdam Pirates hit with an illegal bat (one that isn't on the CEB's list of approved bats) according …

Dutch Hoofdklasse, Tuesday July 7: Curacao Neptunus @ L&D Amsterdam Pirates

Because of European Cup obligations Curacao Neptunus later this season, the game that was scheduled then, between Curacao Neptunus and L&D Amsterdam Pirates was played today. In a high scoring and close game, Neptunus took a 1-0 lead in the top of the second inning. With two outs and Rien Vernooij on first, Vernooij advanced …

Holland Series 2014: Game 4

      vs  Despite my fear that Rob Cordemans wouldn't pitch, he was sent to the mound by manager Charles Urbanus. But even with Rob Cordemans on the mound, L&D Amsterdam Pirates trailed after one inning. With runners on first and second and two outs, Kalian Sams proved his value for DOOR Neptunus. When he …

European Cup 2014: Dutch probables

Now the play offs are over, the Dutch will focus on the upcoming European Cup first.Two years ago, the Dutch celeberated the 100th birthday of the Dutch Baseball and Softball Federation (KNBSB). Because of that the 2012 European Cup was played in the Netherlands. But what had to be a cherry on the cake turned …